Quoting CrapBag VBA2C:" I was grateful for my friends and family that took pics at my wedding. They cost me 20 cents to print ... [snip!] ... vs. professional photographer prices. I ordered some from him, but the ones I love the most came from friends and family."
It can also be more candid too. And about the price, yeah...some people want photos of their own but cannot afford photographer prices. I do however think they shouldn't butt in during special moments only because it's just tacky (regardless of having a photographer). They should try and capture that moment from afar.
And in regards to the blog, I don't think the clients would be upset with the photographer. After all, those people ruining the pics are their guests, lol.
In that case, I'd set up a photo opportunity where everyone will line up and get 1 picture and 1 picture only. If yours comes out blurry or ugly then too bad lol
Quoting Just Ames:" It can also be more candid too. And about the price, yeah...some people want photos of their own but ... [snip!] ... I don't think the clients would be upset with the photographer. After all, those people ruining the pics are their guests, lol."
I for sure think it sucks that people get in the way. I am sure it isn't to purposely block the photographer, most people aren't thinking about that at the time.
It's in my contract that if people do come trying to shoot while I am, they get one warning and them I'm out, and the bride and groom are not refunded. Period. Under any circumstances. I've never had to leave, because the people are usually cooperative...but the wedding I JUST did Friday some old woman wouldn't move so I walked up in front of her to get my shots, you have to do what you have to do.